February 12 to February 28, 2010 many of you will be glued to your televisions watching the Olympics. They are being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the towns of Whistler and in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb.
This article is specific for visitors coming from the United States and going to Canada.
- You will have to show a passport or a NEXUS card at a NEXUS kiosk at designated airports in order to enter the United States.
- You can have an enhanced driver’s license.
- You can have an enhanced tribal card (when available).
- You can have a Native American tribal photo identification card
- You can have Form I-872 American Indian card
You can find information about the above at travel.state.gov.
Children have to have identification, such as a birth certificate, proof of citizenship or a student visa if they are under 18. Divorced parents who share custody should have copies of the legal custody documents. Adults who are not parents or guardians must have written permission from the parents or guardians allowing them to be with the kids.
You do not need any special immunizations or vaccinations to visit Canada. For current health information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
Many agricultural items are prohibited into Canada. You will be asked if you have anything like fruit. If you are pulling an RV, don’t be surprised if customs goes into it. They will toss any fruits and vegetables that you have. In fact there are barrels by the border just for you to get rid of those items.
Handguns and weapons, such as mace and pepper spray, are prohibited from being brought into Canada. For more information, go to Canada Border Services Agency.
If you have a pet bring along his or her current immunization form from your vet.
The world is buzzing as Vancouver hosts the 21st Winter Games, and Examiners are providing the latest coverage on this momentous event.
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